As a youngster mainly played sports and went out wrecking havoc. Cutdown branches to make bow and arrows, like boys do. Shot arrows at anything that moved. At a certain age his leisure time changed to chasing girls. Chasing them on his old bike.
He played football and kicked hell out of his shoes. Used to live next door to a pig slaughterhouse and they'd get a pigs bladder that they'd used as a football. One Christmas he was presented with a second or third hand proper football and then he was top of the heap as everybody wanted to play with him.
An intergenerational oral history project studying the changing nature of our leisure time over the last 60 years.
This project aims to preserve and capture memories, to ensure that an important part of our heritage will not be lost. This new archive will be housed at Dorset History Centre, so that future generations can discover the views and feelings of ordinary people through the descriptive accounts of their experience.